The Art of the Brick® LEGO exhibit at TheZone@Rosebank

15:01 PM (9 Hours ago) Entertainment
The Art of the Brick®, the world renowned LEGO art exhibit will open at the TheZone@Rosebank on Friday, 3 April.

Cinema is the portal to the future

14:01 PM (10 Hours ago) Opinion
With the next Screen Advertising World Association’s (SAWA) showcase imminent at Cannes Lions 2015, it is worth reflecting on the highlights from the last one. So says Yvonne Diogo, marketing manager for Cinemark.

The hunt is on for the best steakhouse in South Africa

13:49 PM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News
The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships is again hunting down South Africa's greatest steakhouse to find our national champion for 2015.

Zeenat Moorad wins the 2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award

13:42 PM (10 Hours ago) Awards
The 2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award has been won by Business Day senior retail and consumer markets correspondent Zeenat Moorad. Her winning article, titled Check Mate beat out 14 other entries from around the country to win the top prize.

Social Media Network Optimisation tool puts the power in brands' hands

13:42 PM (10 Hours ago) Marketing News
Market research agency KLA  has partnered with the Connected Action Consulting Group in Silicon Valley, to launch a cutting-edge tool that allows businesses to understand the shape and nature of their brand’s presence in social media networks.

A beginner’s guide to social media marketing

13:34 PM (10 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
A few years ago, the argument was if you didn’t have a website, your businesses didn’t exist. Today, you can swop ‘website’ with ‘social media presence’. And yet, you will still find that many businesses are avoiding it.

Good Hope FM to go against radio timeslot tradition with its new weekday show line-up

12:56 PM (11 Hours ago) Media News
Good Hope FM has announced an all-new timeslot strategy for the popular weekday show line-up, effective Wednesday, 1 April. Going against the norm of traditional radio timeslots, this move also sees the introduction of a brand new afternoon show, to be presented by Breakfast Show team member and weekend Teen Show presenter, Carl Wastie.

South African retailers have yet to harness location-based messaging

12:06 PM (12 Hours ago) Opinion
While there is a great deal of interest in the potential for personalised, location-based marketing, South African retailers have been slow to benefit from it, says Nolan Daniel, MD of Paradigm Group.

MSP Developments raises R200 000 for Masibambane Sports Foundation

11:47 AM (12 Hours ago) Publicity News
MSP Developments has raised close to R200 000 in aid of Masibambane Sports Foundation during the Play to Give Golf Challenge, which took place at the Stellenbosch Golf Club in November last year.

ASUS launches Flip Book My Life competition

11:28 AM (12 Hours ago) Marketing News
ASUS, the Taiwanese technology innovation brand, is launching the new ASUS Transformer Flip Book with the ‘Flip Book My Life’ competition, inviting members of the public to nominate someone who they think ‘flips’ their lives better between activities than anybody they know, throughout the day.

Cape Flats ECDs take part in Mustadafin Foundation fun day

11:18 AM (13 Hours ago) Publicity News
Laughter, fun and shouts of joy filled the Vygieskraal Stadium as young ones aged between two and six-years-old took part in exhilarating sporting activities hosted by Mustadafin Foundation.

Fogg’s out-of-this-world activation gives the travel trade industry a much-needed boost

11:14 AM (13 Hours ago) Marketing News
The travel trade industry was recently given a, quite literal, out-of-this-world experience, courtesy of digital agency, Fogg Experiential Design.

TEAMtalk media secures rights to distribute FA Cup and Capital One Cup audio

10:35 AM (13 Hours ago) Marketing News
TEAMtalk media, a subsidiary of the Ole! Media Group (OMG), has announced a partnership with the world’s biggest sports radio station, talkSPORT, which will see TEAMtalk media distribute audio rights across Sub-Saharan African markets.

Facebook launches Blueprint and Learn How for marketers

10:18 AM (14 Hours ago) Marketing News
With two million businesses advertising on Facebook, the platform wants to provide the best resources and tools to help all businesses grow.

Clicks2Customers appoints Nic van den Bergh to head up its SA operations

10:14 AM (14 Hours ago) People on the Move
The rapid growth of digital consumption across a multitude of channels has ushered in a game-changing period for the Digital Marketing Industry – prompting Clicks2Customers to appoint well-known omni-channel specialist, Nic van den Bergh, to head up its South African operations.

Hellocomputer celebrates 10 years in the business

9:56 AM (14 Hours ago) Marketing News
Ten years ago, a start-up called Hellocomputer was created. The belief was simple: digital would become an indispensable part of consumer’s lifestyles. Over the subsequent decade, Hellocomputer has been driven by its passion to change the way consumers interact with brands online.

Workonline Communications to launch Africa’s first media exchange platform

9:44 AM (14 Hours ago) Media News
Pan-African fibre-based network service provider Workonline Communications is set to launch Africa’s first media exchange platform, which it believes will revolutionise the African media industry.

Webfluential to merge its SA business with Retromedia

9:36 AM (14 Hours ago) Marketing News
Webfluential, the platform that connects brands with consumers through credible influencers, has merged its South African business with Retromedia, the digital media buying service, appointing Kirsty Sharman to assume overall leadership of the new entity. Webfluential South Africa will now incorporate all staff members from both organisations.

Joint Department of Water and Sanitation/WESSA water action project wins United Nations award

9:23 AM (15 Hours ago) Awards
A joint water project initiated by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) under the Chief Directorate Transformation and by Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) Eco-Schools has won a United Nations-Water “Water for Life” Best Practices Award.

bouffant welcomes Michael MacGarry to the team

9:00 AM (15 Hours ago) People on the Move
bouffant has added another new director to their roster; this week they welcome Michael MacGarry to the team. MacGarry’s visual art extends from filmmaking to other artistic channels such as sculpting, photography and publishing.

Work Your Wealth to host local and international speakers at the Richer Life Conference

8:38 AM (15 Hours ago) Marketing News
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.” It was 19th century philosopher Henry David Thoreau who’s been the source of inspiration to those who’ve dreamed big. With a simple change of mind-set it’s been said you can achieve anything.

Ray Funnell takes on the Everest Challenge and wins

7:33 AM (16 Hours ago) Publicity News
It is at times like these that one feels truly humbled and in awe of the human spirit. Ray Funnell, a husband, father, engineer and Leukaemia survivor is a true testament to the great words of Nelson Mandela, "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."

Montecasino has got that winning feeling

7:12 AM (17 Hours ago) Marketing News
Want to be certain of a great time and the best gaming and entertainment experience Gauteng has to offer? If public and corporate sentiment is anything to go by, then one’s best bet is Montecasino, which has just been presented with an array of awards, the majority of which reflect the opinions of the Gauteng public.

Second annual Cellarbake@Nitida proves a delicious success

6:43 AM (17 Hours ago) Events
A delicious success unfolded at Nitida Wine Farm in the Durbanville winelands at the second annual Cellarbake@Nitida. In celebration of fine artisanal bakes and award-winning wines, the culinary occasion declared a new realm in the exploration of flavour excellence.

Kaelo Engage takes on the #RAK2015 challenge at Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng

16:09 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The Kaelo Engage team spread some kindness as part of the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Campaign when they visited Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng, a refuge for orphaned and vulnerable children in Olivenhoutbosch in Centurion recently.

BBC World News investigates what the Ebola outbreak says about Africa

16:04 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Airing as part of the A Richer World season on BBC World News, Understanding Ebola will look at what the recent outbreak of Ebola says about just how far Africa has come.

Algoa FM nominated for seven MTN Radio Awards

15:40 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Algoa FM presenter Wayne Hart is in line for three out of the seven 2015 MTN Radio Awards for which the station has been nominated.

iFani launches #1stDayGold campaign

15:20 PM (Yesterday) Media News
The multi-talented Xhosa rap extraordinaire, iFani, will be announcing the launch of his innovative campaign around the release of the upcoming album via a dedicated Twitter Session on Monday, 30 March.

Montecasino - The evolution of a superbrand

15:04 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Montecasino, Tsogo Sun’s flagship property, sits at the apex of a national portfolio boasting over 90 hotels and 14 premier gaming and entertainment destinations; and enjoys footfall of over 9.3 million guests annually.

Sophie Ndaba joins the Miss South Africa panel of judges

14:58 PM (Yesterday) Media News
The judging panel for the Miss South Africa Pageant has been extended with the appointment of new judge, actress and TV personality Sophie Ndaba.

Clover shares its success story and plans for the future at business breakfast

14:33 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
2015 marks Clovers’ biggest product launch in 10 years, and it is anticipated that it will make up 20% of Clover Industries business. On Tuesday, 24 March, the company held a Business Media breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Dettol reaches over 16 million learners with Healthy Hands, Healthy Mind

14:10 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Dettol, South Africa’s most trusted hygiene soap, has tallied the results of their on-going Healthy Hands, Healthy Mind School Programme and can confirm that they have reached an astounding total of 16 020 374 learners since 2006.

There is value to be found in online short courses

13:59 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
The world is changing at a faster rate than ever before. Working professionals need to constantly adapt and learn new skills if they want to stay relevant and continue to add value - is online education a viable solution to staying competitive in today’s workplace. So says Sarah Coetzee, Community & PR Manager at GetSmarter.

Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble kicks off with two massive plot twists

13:36 PM (Yesterday) Media News
During the Sunday, 22 March launch of Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble, audiences watching on Mzansi Magic were introduced to five couples – new lovebirds Bongi and Khali, cousins Bexx and Soxx, exes Adams and Tembi, siblings Gino and Tiffini plus long-time couple Ace and Ntombi.

Digital media planning now freely available to SA marketers

13:30 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
IAB SA, Effective Measure and global media advertising software and solutions supplier, Telmar, have collaborated to bring media planners a new internet planner on the Telmar dashboard. The planner uses Effective Measure’s demographic data, which has been weighted back to AMPS Internet audience through a meticulous process.

Radio Spookasem: For the love of alternative music

12:16 PM (Yesterday) In Focus

It all started with a smoke break: two Cape Town guys standing on a balcony. One guy – a radio news anchor – mentions his idea to start a podcast; the other – a sound engineer – says he’ll pitch in. And before they knew it Radio Spookasem was off the ground.

MEC names Alan Morrissey as its new head of Analytics and Insights

11:52 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Alan Morrissey will be joining MEC as the company’s new head of Analytics and Insights in April. Morrissey, who is the former MD of Effective Measure, has over 10 years of media experience in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East and South Africa, with expertise in digital audience measurement and web analytics.

Cinemark launches audience measurability package: Guaranteed Audience

11:49 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
As measurability becomes increasingly more crucial for clients and media buyers, Cinemark is spearheading a first in cinema buying in this country.

Freelancing: Reasons why you shouldn’t consider it

11:28 AM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
The word ‘freedom’ can often be found attached to any description of freelancing. You will find this in just about any article that you read about the subject. However, what it doesn’t add as a subtext is that its hard work.

South Africa shines at the SAFTAs

10:39 AM (Yesterday) Awards
South Africa’s own glittering award ceremonies for film and television enthralled audiences recently.

Zambians protest DStv price hikes on social media

10:18 AM (Yesterday) Media News
A storm has erupted in Zambia after the Zambian DStv subscribers launched a campaign on social media to boycott the planned rates increase by Multichoice Zambia the digital satellite TV providers. The fees will be hiked, by as much as 30% from Wednesday, 15th April.

#bebetter campaign shares great ideas for better living

10:08 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Better Living Challenge (BLC) showcased at the Design Indaba Expo 2015 as part of the Western Cape Government’s design strategy implemented by the Cape Craft and Design Institute. The aim was to demonstrate what happens when a strategy is successfully implemented.

The future of media monitoring

9:56 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
During the month of March, Newsclip embarked on a 3-city tour, starting in Durban, before travelling to Cape Town and then back to its base in Johannesburg. The Roadshow themed, ‘Media Monitoring in the future’, presented insight into the company’s agile development and provided the opportunity to connect with both long standing and new clients.

Know the difference with Belvedere Vodka and Ellen von Unwerth

9:37 AM (Yesterday) Personalities
Avant-garde fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth was chosen to photograph and direct Belvedere Vodka’s new advertising campaign - Know the Difference. Von Unwerth recently sat down with Media Update to talk about her experience of working with the brand.

Misconceptions about marketing “in Africa”

9:01 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
With some of the fast-growing economies in the world on our doorstep and growth sluggish at home, more and more South African brands are getting serious about expanding “into Africa.” So says Yellowwood Future Architects’ marketing manager, Al Mackay.

Replacing the irreplaceable: 15 things to check when insuring your home against damage

7:49 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
Capetonians recently rallied to support brave, local authorities in their efforts to quell the blaze that recently swept through the Southern Peninsula. From delivering home-made sandwiches to weary fire fighters, to dropping off donations to families affected by the fires, communities united to help one another through the devastation.

AKA, Toya Delazy and Cassper Nyovest to grace the stage at Toyota Corolla Drumbeat concert

17:12 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
The long-awaited Toyota Corolla Drumbeat music concert will showcase outstanding South African talent in a not-to-be-missed concert at the Soweto Theatre. Changes to this year’s event include improved venue layout across three outdoor stages and two additional artists to its all-star line-up.

SANParks to fight rhino poaching with new night flying helicopter

17:04 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
South African National Parks (SANParks) is a proud recipient of a brand new Airbus AS-350B3e helicopter with night flying capability made available with funding from the US based Howard G Buffet Foundation (HGBF).

Tracker's Men in the Making programme sees two budding chartered accountants graduate

15:22 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
Two young men taking part in the Men in the Making programme, endorsed by the Department of Basic Education and sponsored by Tracker, have graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a Bachelor of Commerce qualification in Accounting.

More submissions equals more quality entries for PRISM Awards 2015

15:19 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
The 20% increase in submissions, the improved quality of entries received, as well as the extension of categories beyond South Africa, firmly entrenches the PRISM Awards as the most sought-after awards in public relations and communication on the African Continent.
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